Data from: Patient characteristics associated with tuberculosis treatment default: a cohort study in a high-incidence area of Lima, Peru

Brian Lackey, Carlos Seas, Patrick Van Der Stuyft & Larissa Otero
Background: Although tuberculosis (TB) is usually curable with antibiotics, poor adherence to medication can lead to increased transmission, drug resistance, and death. Prior research has shown several factors to be associated with poor adherence, but this problem remains a substantial barrier to global TB control. We studied patients in a high-incidence district of Lima, Peru to identify factors associated with premature termination of treatment (treatment default). Methods: We conducted a prospective cohort study of adult...
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